If you don’t think Wisconsin when you think of romantic honeymoon destinations, then you don’t know Wisconsin. More than just America’s Dairyland, Wisconsin is home to a host of romantic destinations that say: “happily ever after.” Even the most cosmopolitan bride will be charmed by the quiet lure of these low-key locales.

Say “I do” to these romantic honeymoon destinations in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee

The beer-loving, big city bride will love a honeymoon jaunt to Milwaukee. Breweries, shopping, and fine dining abound in this lake-front city with a decidedly cosmopolitan vibe.

Take a romantic walk through Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward to find plenty of hidden gems of boutiques, waterfront dining spots, and pubs. Be sure to stop at The Public Market – it’s an enormous, bustling food destination featuring delicious wares from artisan and ethnic vendors.

A visit to Milwaukee wouldn’t be complete without at least one brewery tour. Check out the Milwaukee Brewing Company. Twelve dollars will fetch an interesting tour complete with generous samples of high-quality Milwaukee-brewed libations.

And for the ultimate in romance, book a champagne brunch cruise aboard the Harbor Lady with The Milwaukee River Cruise Line. Take in the beauty of downtown Milwaukee and the Lake Michigan shoreline while being served a delicious three-course brunch.

Where to stay: Hotel Metro, The Pfister Hotel, The Iron Horse Hotel

Hudson

More and more newlyweds are choosing this up-and-coming riverside town to spend their honeymoon getaway, and for good reason. With the St. Croix River as its backdrop and a thriving downtown scene, Hudson is the perfect honeymoon destination for the trendy naturalista bride who wants to do the unexpected.

Shopaholics will find plenty to love about the one-of-a-kind boutiques in downtown Hudson that include: La Rue Marche, a stylish women’s shop with vintage charm; Salvaged with Style, a unique retail destination that specializes in upcycled furniture and home décor; and et cetera, best known for its uncommon and inspired selection of home accessories.

February brides can also have a love affair with the Hudson Hot Air Affair, the premier winter ballooning event and festival in the Midwest where thousands descend upon the St. Croix River area to witness the launch of 35 beautiful hot air balloons.

Where to stay: Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast

Lake Geneva

No matter what season you plan your nuptials, there is no bad time to book a honeymoon at Lake Geneva. With a seemingly endless variety of couple-friendly activities in both the winter and summer months, Lake Geneva is the ideal honeymoon destination for the adventurous bride who wants to try something new.

Winter brides will enjoy romantic outings like ice skating at The Abbey Resort or taking a charming horse-drawn sleigh ride through the most picturesque locations on the grounds of the Grand Geneva Resort with Dan Patch Stables.

Summertime honeymooners can take advantage of the lakeside location by booking a fireworks tour via Lake Geneva Cruise Lines or taking a sailing lesson at Geneva Lake Sailing School.

Whatever season finds you honeymooning at Lake Geneva, be sure to take a moment for some stargazing at the Yerkes Observatory and make a wish for your love to last forever.

 

Where to stay: The Abbey Resort, Geneva Grand Resort, Baker House

 

 

 

Author: Seth Evans